[cc-sampling] (no subject)

mark/ negativland markhosler at bellsouth.net
Thu Mar 11 13:51:09 EST 2004

At 9:28 AM -0500 3/3/04, L. O. E. wrote:

  I'd have to hear the original stuff and your 
reworking of it to have any ideas about this. But 
since its not sampling of anything, the sampling 
lisence doesn't seem to apply.

According to the "rules" , if you do a cover 
version of something, you dont have to ask, and 
you pay a mechanical royalty on each copy 
sold....if you go   and alter it, you have to get 

But if you are releasing this stuff yourself, and 
feel that what you are doing is ethically okay 
and that the folk artists you take from dont 
deserve any money ( are you at least crediting 
your sources?) then  realistically you dont need 
to worry about it.


>i'm part of a canadian electronic band that uses 
>old songs as the base for new songs - 
>specifically - we take lesbian folk music and 
>turn it into techno/dance music. we don't sample 
>any of the original, but we'll use one vocal 
>pass or a recognizable keyboard part, all of it 
>re-played and VERY different from the original.
>we want to release our album into the creative 
>commons, but i'm not sure how it works with the 
>licensing of the original work. of course we 
>could just do it and not worry about any 
>original licenses, but if we did pay for the 
>license to the songwriter, could we put their 
>work into the creative commons? would they have 
>to agree to it? when does it become OUR work?
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